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Experimental Publishing and Lens-Based News

Experimental Publishing and Lens-Based News

Lens-Based Media will welcome prospective students to an online Q&A session on Tuesday 14th of March. 

The following is the schedule for the two sessions:

11:00 CET Rotterdam / 13:00 Nairobi, Kenia / 19:00 Tokyo, Japan16:00 CET Rotterdam / 10:00 New York, Bogota / 09:00 Mexico City

Should you like to join one of these sessions, please send an email with the title “LB OPEN DAY – 11:00 CET” or “LB OPEN DAY – 16:00 CET” to r.nisio@hr.nl

For general questions about the course, please send an email to: roblj@hr.nl

Lens-Based Media will welcome prospective students to an online Q&A session on Tuesday 14th of March.  The following is the schedule... Lees verder

Online Open Day 2022

Online Open Day Piet Zwart InstituteSaturday February 12, 2022Join us for the Piet Zwart Institute Online Open Day. Below you will find more specific information per Master Program, the times and their online programming during the day.The Piet Zwart Institute houses four full-time Master programmes, Interior Architecture: Research + Design (MIARD); Master of Arts in Fine Art and Design, which encompasses Fine Art (MFA) Lens-Based Media (LB) and Experimental Publishing (XPUB) and two part-time Master programmes, Education in Arts (MeiA) and Master Design.Please note additional dates:

As the 12th of February coincides with the Lens-Based staff and students’ participation in the Research Lab Screenings at the EYE Film Museum in Amsterdam, Lens-Based Media will welcome prospective students to an online Q&A session on Tuesday 15th of February. See below for details.

In addition to this Online Open Day we would like to offer students the opportunity to still get a taste of the academy. Therefore we organize IRL tours through the buildings (Wijnhaven and Kareldoormanhof) on Wednesday, February 16 and our current students will show you our Stations, studios and other facilities. If you’re interested in joining one of these tours, please send an email to pzwart-info@hr.nl.

Master Interior Architecture: Research + Design, MIARD13.00 – 15.00 hr (CET)Location: OnlineZoom Link:https://hogeschoolrotterdam.zoom.us/j/94094897922?pwd=YU43WkZCQkd2MllIRU02NVhnajBPQT09Meeting ID: 940 9489 7922Passcode: 400302 

Our Open Day this year is online. During our virtual gathering you will get a chance to learn more about the program and speak directly with members of the staff, students, and alumni. Please let us know if you will join the online session. Send us an email at z.hupkes@hr.nl to confirm your attendance by February 10. 

To know more about us, you can visit our online MIARD Archive to see the work of our students and alumni, review the recent program announcements and see a list of the exhibitions and publications, here. You can visit the Piet Zwart Institute and Willem de Kooning Academy websites for further information on the program and institutes. 

If you are not able to attend on February 12, email us to schedule an online or in-person meeting. If you would like to visit and meet members of the program in-person, send us an email to make an appointment. 

Building Tour: Wednesday, February 16. 

We look forward to seeing you soon,On behalf of the MIARD community 

Experimental Publishing11.00 – 16.00 hr (CET)Location: Online

XPUB will have two open day moments, both with the same structure; select the time that best fits your timezone.

The first session will be a 11:00 CET and the second at 16:00 CET.

Set-up:

After a short introduction to the course (15 mins), you can move between three breakout rooms where you can ask: (A) administrative questions, (B) questions to teachers in the course, (C) and to meet and ask questions with current students (45 mins).

For more information and online links: join us here: https://pad.xpub.nl/p/openday

Lens-Based Media

We warmly welcome you to take part in the Master Fine Art & Design: Lens-Based Media – online Open Day to find out more about our program. Course director and tutors will give a presentation about the course and afterwards there will be time for an elaborate, informal Q&A with staff and students.

Please note: the 12th of February coincides with the Lens-Based staff and students’ participation in the Research Lab Screenings at the EYE Film Museum in Amsterdam (for information about the event, please visit: https://www.eyefilm.nl/en/programme/researchlabs/332056).

The Lens-Based Media program will therefore welcome prospective students to an online Q&A session on Tuesday 15th of February.

We will have two open day moments, both with the same structure.

LB OPEN DAY ZOOM Q&A SESSION

11:00 CET [reaching out to European – African and Asian timezones]

LB OPEN DAY ZOOM Q&A SESSION

16:00 CET [for the Americas].

Should you like to join one of these sessions, please send an email to r.nisio@hr.nl

with the title: LB OPEN DAY – 11:00 CET or LB OPEN DAY – 16:00 CET.

For general questions about the course please send an email to: roblj@hr.nl

Master Fine Art11.00 – 14.00 hr (CET)ZOOM link:

https://hogeschoolrotterdam.zoom.us/j/96064701360Schedule11:00-11:45  Danny Giles, course director of Fine Art, presents on program (focus on curriculum structure)12:00-12:45 Federica Bueti & Bernd Krauss (tutors on the course)13:00- 13:45 Cannach MacBride & Katarina Zjedlar (tutors on the course

Building Tour: Wednesday, February 16. Tour will start at 12.00hr. and will take up until 13.00hr. Please sign up via pzwart-info@hr.nl before Tuesday February 15, 16.00hr.

MA Education in Arts (Research in Art and Design Education and Collective Practices)11.00 – 12.30 hr (CET)Location: OnlineWe warmly welcome you to take part in the MA Education in Arts – on line Open Day to find out more about our program! Course director and tutors will give a presentation about the course and afterwards there is time for an elaborate, informal Q & A with staff and students. Additionally, there is an opportunity to visit the program at location during our Open Information Meeting at March 11.Please subscribe before Friday 11 February via the email: demsm@hr.nl. We kindly ask you to provide us your name, background (discipline) and a short description of what interests you in our master program. Zoom link will be send after subscription and published on the website a few days beforehand. We encourage everyone to subscribe.

Please find below the zoom link for the meeting:

Join Zoom Meetinghttps://hogeschoolrotterdam.zoom.us/j/91998600339?pwd=OWlNMGZJdlcwcnNFSGVnMUdxeWoxZz09

Meeting ID: 919 9860 0339Passcode: 971655

To learn more please visit: www.pzwart.nl/master-education-in-arts/. Can’t attend? Visit one of our other Open Information Meetings > www.pzwart.nl/master-education-in-arts/open-information-meetings/

Master Design11.30 am – 13.30 pmLocation: Online

>Zoomhttps://hogeschoolrotterdam.zoom.us/j/99782578448?pwd=OVZOWGNhMjZXY3hnRGxqN2FRTjJMQT09

Meeting ID: 997 8257 8448Passcode: 635116

>Sign up for our Open Day by sending an email to wdka.masterdesign@hr.nl

Based on their own design questions, students within the Master Design learn to do designerly and in-depth design research. They constantly reflect on what they discover and convey their work and expertise through storytelling. They combine and integrate this part-time master with their design practice, renew their own role and in this way that of creative professionals in society and organizations. They contribute to social, environmental and technological change. The combination of participatory work and authorship is fundamental.

Join us in our online Open Day to find out more on our course and get your questions answered.

11.30 am – 12.15 pm > Information on the Master Design and questions in general12.15 pm – 12.45 pm > Student work and experiences12.45 pm – 13.15 pm > Talk about the type of project you would want to do within the Master Design13.15 pm – 13.30 pm > Round up and invitation to come to our Preliminary Workshops

And for information in general: https://www.wdka.nl/programmes/master-design

NB We also participate in the Wdka Student Talk Week with a general Master Talk, Thursday 3 February,  19:00-20:00 pm: https://www.wdka.nl/news-events/student-talk-week

Online Open Day 2022

Online Open Day Piet Zwart InstituteSaturday February 12, 2022Join us for the Piet Zwart Institute Online Open Day. Below you will find more... Lees verder

Double publication launch: Learning How to Walk While Catwalking [XUB] and Vernaculars come to matter [Varia]

Program: Friday 17 December 2021:13:00-17:00 [in person @ Varia, Rotterdam] & [online, EVENT-MODE]  16:00-17:00 [online] Q&A with XPUB1 

Location online: https://issue.xpub.nl/16/Location in person: Varia, Rotterdam (Gouwstraat 3)

With Varia: http://varia.zone/double-launch-si16-and-vernaculars-come-to-matter.html (NL)

http://varia.zone/en/double-launch-si16-and-vernaculars-come-to-matter.html (EN)

XPUB (the Experimental Publishing master from Piet Zwart Institute, Willem de Kooning Academy) welcomes you to the Special Issue 16 on vernacular language processing: Learning How to Walk while Catwalking. 

Our Special Issue is a toolkit to mess around with language. We want to legitimize failures and amatorial practices by proposing a more vernacular understanding of language through these tools.

We decided to release the Special Issue 16 toolkit in the form of an API (Application Programming Interface). APIs organise and serve data on the Internet; what is not always evident is that they facilitate exchange of information following mainly commercial purposes. However, our API is an attempt at a more critical and vernacular (personal) approach to such model of distribution.

Do you want to talk with us about it in person or would you rather try-out the toolkit online? No problem!

ONLINE: From 13.00 to 17.00, the website of our Special Issue 16 will go on EVENT-MODE: special content will be available ON-THAT-DAY-ONLY™ giving you more insight on our process. You are welcome to navigate our tools from wherever you are in the Whole Wide World. From 16:00 to 17:00, there will be an online chat where you can ask us questions.

IN PERSON: From 13.00 to 17.00, join us IRL at Varia for some experimental street get together. Due to the current COVID-19 regulations, XPUB and Varia cannot welcome you inside, but we are happy to meet with you at safe distance on the streets and share a warm drink and some snacks. Hand sanitizers will be made available on site. Please be mindful of your well-being and others’ and stay home if you are sick or present one or more of the corona symptoms. We are required to run this activity as a 2G event, so we kindly ask you to show a coronavirus entry pass at the entrance, in accordance with the COVID-19 regulations of the Dutch government and Hogeschool Rotterdam.

This Special Issue was created by Gersande Schellinx, Mitsa (Dimitra Chaida), Erica Gargaglione, Kamo (Francesco Luzzana), Chaeyoung Kim, Emma Prato, Myriam Schöb, Supisara Burapachaisri, Jian Haake, Ål Nik (Alexandra Nikolova), Kimberley Cosmilla, Carmen Gray in collaboration with Experimental Publishing (XPUB) staff.

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For more information about the Varia publication Vernaculars come to matter and online launch follow the links above

Date: Friday, 17 DecemberTime: 19:00-20:30 CETLocation: https://stream.vvvvvvaria.org/

Double publication launch: Learning How to Walk While Catwalking [XUB] and Vernaculars come to matter [Varia] Program: Friday 17 December... Lees verder

Date 29th Nov — 4th Dec 2021 Time 15h — 18h 29th Nov — 4th Dec 2021 (all day)Location: De Buitenboel, Rosier Faassenstraat 22 3025 GN Rotterdam, NL

AQUARIUM 2.0 An ongoing window exhibition with Clara Gradel, Floor van Meeuwen, Martin Foucaut, Camilo Garcia, Federico Poni, Nami Kim, Euna Lee, Kendal Beynon, Jacopo Lega and Louisa TeichmannTap upon the glass and peer into the research projects we are currently working on.From Monday 29th of November until Saturday 4th of December we put ourselves on display in the window of De Buitenboel as an entry point into our think tank. Navigating between a range of technologies, such as wireless radio waves, virtual realities, sensors, ecological and diffractive forms of publishing, web design frameworks, language games, and an ultra-territorial residency; we invite you to gaze inside the tank and float with us. Welcome back to the ecosystem of living thoughts.////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

Kendal BeynonBureau of Forgotten Futures (29th Nov – 4th Dec)The Bureau of Forgotten Futures sifts through the ruins of the Internet’s past and present. Scan the prints to piece together these digital histories. 

Euna LeeA confession box (29th Nov – 4th Dec)A small confession box for your language crime will be left till saturday.

Camilo GarciaA Brief Glossary of Glossaries (29th Nov – 4th Dec)It is an ongoing publication that uses as a starting point the results from the workshop ‘Glossaries of Glossaries’ in the last Aquarium. The workshop was a collective and quick reflection about glossaries and their structures. This publication streches the results of the workshop by experimenting with it. It describes words, plays with hierarchies, over explains sources, makes annotations, switches between languages. 

Nami Kim – Online workshopFixed structure and Free content (4th Dec, 15:00-16:15)Let’s have time to express our personal thoughts/regrets/experiences on the web context today! In the workshop, you as a participant will get a few Bootstrap templates of the HTML layouts. What you’ll do is putting your own thoughts/contents in the fixed standardised grids. You may share how you experience in the web context today, no matter it’s something positive, negative or whatever. With the ironic mechanism (Fixed structure vs Free contents), we will have a frank conversation about contemporary digital culture.To join the workshop, please send an email to namik1m0109@gmail.com

Martin FoucautAquarium LCD Portal (29 Nov – 4th Dec)This interactive micro-installation composed of a LCD screen and sensor(s) invites users/visitors to change the color of the screen and displayed messages by getting more or less close from the window. 

Floor van MeeuwenIndex of excavations (29th Nov – 4th Dec)Small man-made objects on display + a free catalogue! 

Jacopo LegaSmall Stones Could Make A Shelter (29th Nov – 4th Dec)A small corner inside the BuitenBoel will host a small collection of (ongoing) editorial projects related to Habitat, an ultra-local residency and collective workshop running in the Apennines (Italy). The displayed objects start to trace back some of the first edition’s outcomes, realized in August 2021, as part of the archiving and publishing process. Aiming to bridge the local dimension with the outer world, Habitat is repopulating the rural areas thanks to the artists’ presence, contributions and reflections, and likely making them tangible as stones. 

See you there! 

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Aquarium website: https://hub.xpub.nl/sandbot/Aquarium/

Date 29th Nov — 4th Dec 2021 Time 15h — 18h 29th Nov — 4th Dec 2021 (all day)Location: De Buitenboel, Rosier Faassenstraat 22... Lees verder

Display #2 The Price for Fire Rossella Nisio

DISPLAY #2 – 05.11 – 13.11.2021The Price for FireAn exhibition by Rossella NisioIn collaboration with Lorenzo Bassanelli / Organized by Sara Rajaei & Elian Somers

Het Wilde Weten / Robert Fruinstraat 35 / Rotterdam Opening: Friday Nov 5, 18:00h*Open: Saturday Nov 6, Sunday Nov 7, Friday Nov 12, Saturday Nov 13, 14:00h – 20:00hOpen by appointment: Monday Nov 8 – Thursday Nov 11, 16:00h – 20:00hMessage Rossella Nisio: r.nisio@mail.com *Het Wilde Weten follows the current corona measures. To attend the opening on Friday a valid proof of vaccination or negative test (QR code) is required.

About The Price for Fire In the afternoon of December 21, 1976, an accident shakes the torpid city of R, the artist’s hometown: a young man of 28 is killed when, ignited by faulty electric wiring, a can of paint thinner in his room catches fire. The accident was only succinctly reported in local and left-wing newspapers, but was deeply felt by the politically involved youth of R. The young man, M, was known as an activist and intellectual within a number of far-left groups. A proponent of spontaneous social action, he had been an adherent of the workers’ movements that had emerged in 1968. Born after World War II in a stifling provincial environment where no substantial change seemed possible, M held hopes of social upheaval, but ultimately wouldn’t survive the turn of the historical tide. Behind the engaged public persona however, M had entrusted his inner disillusionment and anguish to an alter-ego, whom he named “drifter,” subject of a number of poems he wrote. The poems, together with elements from the last years of his life, shape the core of The Price for Fire. Through the elusive figure of M and the meandering eye of the camera, The Price for Fire explores narratives of unrest and resistance from an intimate perspective. Bridging collective and individual experiences of what became known as the Sessantotto in Italy, the work considers questions that era left open.

Rossella Nisio is an artist based in Rotterdam whose work has a focus on the relationship of history, memory and imagination. In 2019 she earned an MA in Fine Art and Design in the Lens-Based program at the Piet Zwart Institute. She is a resident artist at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam in 2021-22.

The Price for Fire was developed in collaboration with Lorenzo Bassanelli, and features the participation of Benjamin Akira Tallamy and Katherine Drake. It was made with the support of the Tijl Fonds and the Mondriaan Fonds.

The event is part of the public program DISPLAY initiated by Het Wilde Weten. The DISPLAY program is kindly supported by the Mondriaan Fonds. With special thanks to Summer Lee for the poster design.

Display #2 The Price for Fire Rossella Nisio

DISPLAY #2 – 05.11 – 13.11.2021The Price for FireAn exhibition by Rossella NisioIn collaboration with Lorenzo Bassanelli / Organized... Lees verder

Badlands Poster

2 — 23 September 2021 at Eye Filmmuseum.

Who will determine the future’s cinematic landscape? Which stories will be told and how?

Up-and-coming film talent at Eye: a new generation of Dutch makers are given the opportunity to present their debut films, discuss filmmaking and select films by makers that inspired them.

During the Badlands evenings, the filmmakers will illuminate their artistic and societal visions as well as explain their personal drives using their own works and excerpts from makers who inspired them. What do they dream of? Who inspires them and what would they like to see changed? How do these new talents depict the pressing issues in their own lives? Time to share personal experiences.

In September, Eye will celebrate Dutch cinema’s future with a selection of eleven talented up-and-coming filmmakers who work in various disciplines and have diverse backgrounds. What unites them is their individuality and unique artistic ideas on cinema as an artform, in short: as yet untold stories.

The talents of September: Lenina Ungari, Daniël Ernst, Rossella Nisio, Jemima de Jonge, Festus Toll, C.T.H. Fransen, Kevin Osepa, Aisha Madu, Emma Branderhorst, Vincent Tilanus and Daniël Kolf.

Badlands in an ongoing programme compiled by guest curators Lemuël de Graav, Xiang Yu Yeung and Eye programmer Ronald Simons and moderated by Noa Johannes (NTR/NPO3) and Marian Cousijn (art historian, curator).

Check here the full programme

Badlands Poster

2 — 23 September 2021 at Eye Filmmuseum. Who will determine the future’s cinematic landscape? Which stories will be told and... Lees verder

Date: 17th of JulyTime: 15:00 – 21:00Locations: VARIA the mothership   |     Nieuwe Charlois   |  RIB    |   Ateliers M42   |   The Pole 

BLUE LINKS

Blue is the sky, blue is the ocean. Blue is our mood (sometimes). Blue are the paths that have not yet been followed. 

The leaps, jumps, and dives that are implicit to clicking the blue links allow for traveling back and forth between states and spaces. When generating paths, we think through both collective physicality and individual domains — bound territories to be traversed.

Not so long ago, we sat inside, looking through the window, thinking about the outside. Today we welcome you to look through our windows from the outside, as they open from within. Grab your map and go on a journey, follow these links that connect us. Roam around the array of works, existing not only as single fractions but also as part of a collective.

Nothing exists in isolation, without pathways of convergence, overlap or synchronicity. We are all linked, connecting in-between and with each other. 

Blueness dissolves upon activation.

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Experimental publishing – graduation show 2021 |   BLUE LINKS

“Unbothered, moisturized, happy, in my lane, focused, flourishing.”

➔ We are graduating.

Workshops \\ performances \\ exhibition \\ presentations \\ surprises \\ celebration

➔ Join us, opt out, connect, convert, go forward/back, explore, access, collapse, chat and claim.

We are different links, establishing connections in-between.

➔ We are: Mika Motskobili, Tisa Neža Herlec, Mark van den Heuvel, Clara Noseda, Anna Sandri, Max Lehmann, Ioana Tomici, Avital Barkai, Damlanur Bilgin.

Blueness dissolves upon activation.

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VARIA the mothership: (Gouwstraat 3, 3082 BA Rotterdam)   |   https://varia.zone/Nieuwe Charlois (Wolphaertsbocht 81)   |   https://nieuwcharlois.nl/over-ons/RIB (Katendrechtse Lagedijk 490B)   |   https://www.ribrib.nl/Ateliers M42 (Gouwstraat 34 a/b)The Pole (Pompstraat 40-B1)   |  https://thepole.nl/

FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1591457001063390

Date: 17th of JulyTime: 15:00 – 21:00Locations: VARIA the mothership   |     Nieuwe Charlois   |  RIB    |   Ateliers M42   |  ... Lees verder

A Hybrid Reality Game30th of April till the 31st of May | FREE

Something is rising in the midst of the city surrounding us. In between the many microcosms of the infinitely unfinished city of Rotterdam, three potential futures are emerging in the nebulous atmosphere. A city mirroring a constant construction site opens up doorways to realities close enough to sense. The realities of the year 2041.

In a game of chance, players are led to a series of geographical locations, to try and unlock artefacts of the societies of Zhōuwéi Network. In the form of an ephemeral soundscape, EARTHRISE infiltrates your perception of the changing sceneries you find yourself in as you follow the directions of the game makers. As you surrender to the game, your destined path will unravel before you. Do you feel at home in your own reality? What about the one you are moving towards?

Playable now mobile only on https://earthrise.zhouwei.network/Zhōuwéi Network is a worldbuilding research umbrella that explores the design of affective undertones in different speculative future societies, in dialogue with currently emerging technocultural developments. The fiction series ‘Embodied ambitopias’ (2021) zooms in on hypothetical mind-body exercises, combined with speculative interfaces and contrasting rhetorics to shed light on the differences, as well as the occasional similarities, between the three worlds.

Liminal Vision is a creative collaboration between Victor Evink (s x m b r a) and Emilia Tapprest (nvisible.studio). Their project Zhouwéi Network is currently showcased at Zero Emissions by 2099, in MAMA, curated by Mary Ponomareva.

With contributions by Gill Baldwin, Camilo García Aycardi & Federico Poni. Produced by Erik Peters, Ruta Genyte & Louisa Teichmann in collaboration with MAMA and Mary Ponomareva.

A Hybrid Reality Game30th of April till the 31st of May | FREE Something is rising in the midst of the city surrounding us. In between the... Lees verder

In recent decades, our engagement with the world has become increasingly virtual. This shift has profoundly affected our relationship with and understanding of images. The global pandemic has exacerbated the situation: we now interact with the world almost exclusively through images on screens. In discussions of how the new reality is affecting people’s everyday lives, however, surprisingly little attention is paid to the role of the lens in shaping our new virtualized “being in the world.”

The artworks brought together in the exhibition Performing the Lens, all produced by 2020 graduates of the Piet Zwart Institute either as part of their degree projects or shortly after graduation, signal a reengagement by artists with the formative power of lenses. Through reinvestigating and expanding established lens-based practices and discourse, these works explore the lens as an active tool in the construction and perpetuation of reality. Focusing on the choreography, algorithms and materiality of contemporary imagemaking, Performing the Lens stimulates new ways of being, seeing and imagining that ground us in the world again.

Artists

Andreas Drosdz

Susanna Fasciolo

Cem Altinoz

Ana Brumat

Ugo Petronin

Felix Obermaier

Mia Paller

Jue Yang

Sonia Mangiapane

Practical

Between March 29 & April 2, the works of the artists will be presented as videos. The video’s will be shared through V2_’s websiteVimeoFacebookInstagram & Twitter accounts. If you want to receive a link to the video’s directly by e-mail, please fill in the following form

More information on V2_’s page for the event.

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The annual Piet Zwart Institute Open Day will take place online on Saturday February 6th 2021. The full program per Master Program is now online on our website.

Photo: Anna Maria Łuczak, 2020.

The annual Piet Zwart Institute Open Day will take place online on Saturday February 6th 2021. The full program per Master Program is now online... Lees verder